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"Everyday Americans" To Join Obama, Biden On Whistle Stop Tour

(AP)
When President-elect Obama and Vice president-elect Biden take a pre-inaugural tour across the northeast, they'll be joined by a group of what the Presidential Inaugural Committee calls "everyday Americans."

"These everyday Americans from all walks of life have made extraordinary contributions to the life of this country - the worker who became a champion for workers' rights, the soldier who became an advocate for servicemen and women suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; those who have lost their jobs and struggle bravely to cope in economic turmoil, and those who work tirelessly to make real the dream of a better future for their children," the committee announced.

The pre-inaugural tour begins in Philadelphia on Saturday, Jan. 17, when Mr. Obama and his family will hold a public event before heading to Wilmington to pick up Delaware's most famous resident, the incoming VP.

The two families will then head south to Baltimore for another joint event before the grand finale on the 20th in Washington.
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